Abolition Of Slavery Essay

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The period between the 17th and 18th century is most haunting era for the abolition of the Civil War. During this time, most African Americans were able to access the American society in many ways, but only after certain conditions were met. It was decreed that they had a legal right to acquire property only after freedom was granted to them constitutionally, for which they would have to labor and purchase back their own freedom if it was not willed to them by their master. However, some parts of the south still exercised the forms of slavery which were deemed legal. The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807 enacted on March 2nd, 1807, is a United States federal law that stated that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the …show more content…
The Caribbean and South Atlantic economies were overly reliant on agriculture and the European industries demanded more raw materials. As such, there was a massive deficit of human resources, and the use of human slaves provided a bailout, free labor, and were a reliable source they could depend upon. The Trans-Atlantic slavery in the New World began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to assist in the production of such remunerative crops as tobacco, which then aided in the building of the economic foundations of the new nation. The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 solidified the central importance of slavery to the South’s economy.
Soldiers debased the colonial economy from European nations such as Britain. The soldiers would set free an immeasurable number of slaves as they made their way through the South Americas, conquering whatever they could. The development of the colonies was founded upon the free labor of the slaves, who were key to assisting the New World colonies to become independent. This effect is evident in the economic strength that colonial nations acquired during the peak of the trade, as well as the New Worlds dependency on the free labor after declaring their independence from Britain (Kea

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